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EvergreenIn milder areas. Deep green, elongated leaves
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetPurple inside
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingVigorous woody twining climber
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowWildlife plant - bees and other insectsPests & DiseasesAphidsPlace of originWestern China
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Oblong (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant